Examiners earn money

The bloggers working for the local website of the Examiner in San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver, and Seattle have started to earn ‘real money’ with their work.

The bloggers, called ‘examiners’, are paid $2.50 per 1000 pageviews. The 800 ‘examiners’ so far make an average of $25 a month although the biggest paycheck was $1700.

The Examiner is a free paper published in San Francisco, Washington and Baltimore, while it has 60 local websites in other markets. After the five beta-markets, other cities (New York) will follow soon. The number of ‘examiners’ is expected to grow to 1000.

The websites attract 1.3 million visitors a month in the U.S., according to comScore. (Techcrunch)

2 Responses to “Examiners earn money”

  1. tara Says:

    what is the source for what examiners make?
    talk about amateur-ish — you should include a source for a statement like that.

    BTW, if you bothered to look at the site, you’ll see that many of the examiners have written for national magazines, are editors, or are professionals in their given topic.

    examiners are getting at the very top of google and their work is being picked up by other national and international outlets.

    does that scare you for some reason?
    seems like that’s the real problem.

  2. kim Says:

    What a bizarre comment by someone didn’t bother to read the source that was linked.